Conway County Library offers special book club to celebrate anniversary

The Conway County Library has special plans to offer a Centennial Book Club to celebrate the library’s 100 years.

To participate, individuals read a book that was either published or set in each decade that the library has been in operation. Hosted and moderated by Jessica Riedmueller, former cataloger at the library, the participants in the book club can choose any book they want to read that fulfills these criteria.

The library has provided some suggestions for each month. Suggestions strive to include a mix of fiction and non-fiction, items written in the decade and contemporary items about the decade.

How it works:

The library has selected Facebook as the venue for the book club in order to open it up to more people and for ease of scheduling. Each month, there will be a post "pinned" to the top of the group site noting the decade that will be discussed and containing the suggestions.

To start the discussion, a member just needs to post a thread stating their book title, overall impressions or any other idea they’d like to discuss. Other members who want to discuss the book should comment on that post.

The group is a closed group, so members will need to be approved by the moderator. It is discoverable, though, by searching "CCL Centennial Book Club" in the Facebook search bar. Essentially anyone can join, but making the group closed protects members’ privacy more than having a public group. The direct link is:

For the first month, the club is beginning with the 1910s. Book suggestions include My Antonia by Willa Cather, Twenty Years at Hull House by Jane Addams, Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters and All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.

For more information about the program, call the library at 501.354.5204 or check out the CCL Centennial Book Club Facebook page.